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Matthew Perry to Star in Reelz's 'Kennedys' Miniseries Sequel

By Vlada Gelman

Reelz is once again revisiting the Kennedy clan, and this time they’re bringing one of their Friends.

Matthew Perry will play Ted Kennedy in the cable network’s upcoming miniseries The Kennedys - After Camelot, in addition to serving as an executive producer.

Based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s New York Times best seller After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, the four-hour mini is a follow-up to 2011’s The Kennedys, which starred Greg Kinnear as Jack Kennedy and Katie Holmes as his wife, Jackie Kennedy.

The continuation showcases Perry’s Ted Kennedy in the years after the assassinations of his brothers Jack and Bobby and explores his attempts to live up his family’s political ambition and fill a male leadership void within the brood. Holmes will reprise her role as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, whose relationship with her brother-in-law Ted grew ever closer as they turned to one another for support throughout their lives.

After Camelot will premiere in Spring 2017. Filming begins next month.

Perry can next be seen in Season 2 of CBS’ The Odd Couple, premiering April 7.